My earliest, clearest movie memory is watching Empire Strikes Back stretched out in the backseat of my parents’ car at the drive-thru thrilling to the continuing saga of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Darth Vader. To this day, that experience (and some 50-odd subsequent viewings…) have made that my favorite movie, alongside The Godfather.
That little kid in me still comes out at the start of every movie – hoping for the best and being amazed when a filmmaker’s vision comes together to distract me from another crazy day at work, that pile of bills I’d rather look at later and all of the other responsibilities few bothered to tell me was ahead of me once I entered that magical place called adulthood.
Whether it’s traveling through Middle Earth in Lord of the Rings, determining what’s a dream and what’s reality in Inception or re-imagining of a classic in a modern setting like Romeo + Juliet, there’s few things as amazing as a well done movie to me.
On the other hand, there are those movies that make me question why anyone – from the stars, the director, screenwriter to the kid who’s grabbing donuts for the crew – thought their movie was worth making. We’re all busy with our lives and somehow, movie ticket prices haven’t gone down to accommodate those of us 99% who actually have to care how the majority of our money is being spent. And in those cases, is why I came up with the tagline of “Suffering through bad movies so you don’t have to.”
In addition to the movie reviews, I also talk about some of my other passions, which run from wrestling, comic books, action figures, video games to TV shows.
Frequently, those result in blurbs, recaps and in some cases, me simply raving about the latest Hot Toys masterpiece. I have a slight leaning towards comic book news and movies so if pretty much anything happens on that front, you can bet I’ll be sharing my thoughts on it.
And occasionally, I’ll get into sports talking about the San Francisco 49ers and L.A. Lakers. Either way, I’m writing fresh content daily so you’re bound to stumble on something that should capture your interest.
Whatever led you here, be it a random Kate Upton or Channing Tatum picture or you wanted to read my thoughts on the latest blockbuster, I’m glad you came and I hope you’ll be back soon.
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